All requests for special collections materials are made through our electronic request system, Aeon.

With Aeon you can

  • submit requests in advance of a visit to a library or while at the library.
  • submit requests for digital scans/photocopies of special collections materials.
  • submit requests using the "Request HON SPCL" links in your Library Search results.
  • submit requests via links in our finding aids on the Online Archive of California (OAC).
  • submit requests via links in select collections in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library (CCDL).
  • submit requests directly through the Aeon form for books, journals/newspapers, and/or manuscript/archives materials.
  • track the status of each of your requests.
  • access detailed information about past requests.

Please read the information below carefully, paying particular attention to the copyright information and the Aeon FAQ.
After reading this information, you can press the "Accept Terms and Conditions" button.
By pressing the "Accept Terms and Conditions" button, you acknowledge and agree to all of the terms and conditions outlined below.

Aeon Registration for First Time Researcher

To request an item, you must first identify yourself to the library's Aeon system. To do this you fill out a registration form using your Web browser.
Registration has three purposes:

  • Entering your personal information into the Aeon system means you will not have to supply the information again when making future requests.
  • Having your e-mail and regular mail addresses on file with Special Collections enables us to notify you promptly and deliver materials accurately.
  • By specifying a Username and Password of your choosing, you will have secure access to information about your requests. You will also be able to review the list of items you have requested in the past.

About your Username and Password

During registration, you will be asked to choose a Username and Password. You will use this Username and Password when logging on to the Aeon system in the future.

Choose anything you like, such as your name, abbreviations, or an alphanumeric code.
Choose anything you like. We recommend that you follow good security practice and choose a password that is different from those you use to access other systems.
Aeon will encrypt your password, so it will remain secure. Only you will know your password.

Important Copyright Information


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a researcher makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that researcher may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Aeon FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Before registering, you may wish to read the Aeon FAQ. The FAQ may answer other questions you have about the Aeon Special Collections Management System.

By pressing the button below you acknowledge and agree to all of the terms and conditions above. Please pay particular attention to the copyright statement and the Aeon FAQ. After reading this information, you can press the "Accept Terms and Conditions" button to continue.